Havelock helps homeless vet get back on his feet in time for Christmas

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Richard McFall, a Navy veteran, is back on his feet after getting help from residents and organizations in Havelock. McFall was the subject of a Havelock News story in November after he became homeless.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 08:56 AM.

Richard McFall has some pep in his step and there’s a good reason why.

A month ago, the 72-year-old Navy veteran walked into the Havelock Senior Center and announced that his own family had put him out on the streets.

McFall was homeless, destitute and depressed.

That has all changed, though, thanks to the kindness and generosity of Havelock residents, he says.

McFall now has an apartment, furnishings, benefits and perhaps most important of all, new friends that have restored his sense of dignity.

“It’s a good feeling not to be in the situation I was in,” McFall said Tuesday at the Havelock Senior Center. “The people have really helped me out. That’s for sure. So much has changed.”

A.D. Brady has seen it.



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